Tag: Prop 65

Cancer-Causing Chemical In The Air at Snow Globe Music Festival

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I haven’t been at a music festival in decades, but I still remember seeing the Jefferson Airplane when I was a high school senior. I was completely awed and overjoyed by the sheer power of Grace Slick. What never crossed my mind, I promise you, was what was in the air I was breathing. Now,…

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Protect your right to know what dangerous chemicals are in your products

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There’s a small yet powerful invention that Americans use every day, but most of us take it for granted: the label. It’s wonderful, when you stop to think about it, that we can tell at a glance exactly what’s in most of our products. If you’re trying to make safe, healthy choices for yourself and…

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A Murky Milestone for Children’s Health

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Following the recent passage of the chemical safety bill, President Obama has now signed the first major update to an environmental health law in decades. The bill is being touted as a milestone in our country’s environmental history. While health advocacy efforts won important victories like safeguarding California’s Prop 65 (more below), unfortunately the bill falls…

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The Secret Cost of Eating Cheap

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Being a college student, I probably know best how draining a trip to the grocery store can be on the wallet. Between trying to buy organic and avoiding junk food, the cost of just two weeks’ worth of groceries can reach triple digits. Sometimes it’s tempting to fall back to the “college student diet” and…

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The Big Lie: Prop 37 and Lawsuits

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People should have the information they need to choose whether or not they buy genetically modified (GMO) food, so it’s been disturbing to see the lies perpetrated by Monsanto and their anti-choice allies working against Prop 37, the California GMO Right-to-Know Ballot Initiative. Prop 37 would inform consumers with labels on genetically modified (GMO) food….

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